|(Mike Newcomb - see the latter part of this post)|
I'm not a technician either.
I'm a Journeyman Carpenter (although I wouldn't call myself a woodworker) , and also did simpler residential related tasks other trades do the right way according to codes, but I am no longer doing any of those things as an occupation since about 5 years ago because of chronic back problems (I'll be 61 in August). I worked mostly as an unofficially self-employed person on my own, so I experienced a lot of of gaps where I had no work. Garages, smaller renovations including whole basements, fences, framing houses, bathrooms, finishing carpentry, floor tiles, shingling, etc., etc. . When I worked for some company before that, it was concrete form related, framing three or four storey apartment or condo or house related, or things a home improvement center has contractors do related to carpentry in general, including installing windows and doors.
I did take a three year electronics course way back in high school (66/67 - 68/69) that took one year off of an Electronics Technician course in certain provincial technical schools, but I chose to not pursue that further.
My experiences with computers began in 1989 when my Dad got a Sanyo 286. I've acquired a lot of knowledge about them since then, but I've never taken an official computer related training course. I've been helping people solve their computer problems, or digging up and pointing them to info about their computers, online since about Sept. of 2002, starting out on a web site that has since ceased to exist.
"I tried Fix it before Windows Installer and it did not work then. I believe it was because of a lack of disk space."
Yes, that may have been your situation
You can always come to a web site such as this one if you're not sure what to do about computer problems and describe your situation to see if someone has a solution or suggestions about what you could try.
I do have Office 2007 installed on one computer, but I have never used the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to un-install it or any of it's components because of what Microsoft discovered, so I don't know what your situation is.
The problem with trying to delete lists of temporary files yourself is Windows will stop doing that at the first temporary file it encounters that is presently being used by Windows, or that can't be deleted at that time for some other reason. You can easily determine which file it was that caused the problem and de-select it from the list, but there may be many other files that can't be deleted at that time.
Mentioned by JohnW in this topic about getting rid of things that are un-necessarily taking up space, or that can be changed from default settings to take up less space....
TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer
TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs). It shows the amount removed for each location found (in bytes) and the total removed (in MB). Before running it will stop Explorer and all other running apps. When finished, if a reboot is required the user must reboot to finish clearing any in-use temp files.
TFC only cleans temp folders. TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies. Depending on how often someone cleans their temp folders, their system hardware, and how many accounts are present, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. TFC will completely clear all temp files where other temp file cleaners may fail. TFC requires a reboot immediately after running. Be sure to save any unsaved work before running TFC.